What Deborah Tannen taught me about conversation & interruption

I was recently invited to attend a charity event in Washington DC. Dinner was a catered affair of 300 with a few senators & Muhammad Yunus there to talk about micro financing. After dinner we broke up into some smaller groups, and had great conversations into the night. It was interesting to me as I …

Are open source projects run like a democracy or an oligarchy?

I was reading Fred Wilson’s comments recently on The Bitcoin XT Fork. In it he discussed how open source developers manage their projects. “A group of open source core developers are a democratic system.” I was surprised by this comment because I had never thought if it as democratic. Here are my thoughts… Join 28,000 …